Ben Buchanan

  • joined Apr 17, 2009
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Ben is the manager of SB Nation's resident Red Sox site Over The Monster.

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Sox fall behind Joe Kelly's brutal outing


A trainwreck of a start from Joe Kelly, combined with a bit of careless defense from Xander Bogaerts and general ineptitutde at the plate made for one terrible game from the Red Sox.


Game 123: Red Sox vs. Astros

I started this game thread on Saturday by accident. So uh...boy, that sure was an interesting game yesterday, right? Y'know, where the one guy did the thing. And...and Rubby! Yeah, how about him....

Red Sox vs. Astros: Dustin Pedroia doesn't play


Here yesterday, gone today.

Red Sox minor lines: Whiplash and wear


It wasn't exactly a banner couple of days for Boston's farm system, but where the upper minors provided some positives, there was little redemption to be found in the lower levels.

Ortiz' two-homer night carries Sox to victory


David Ortiz drove in six runs against the Astros, saving the Red Sox from a shaky outing from Rubby De La Rosa.


Game 122: Red Sox vs. Astros

Good news, everybody: It's August 16th, meaning (as far as I know) there's no curse in effect certain to doom the Red Sox to a bitter defeat. Bad news, everybody: It's August 16th, 2014, meaning...

Ben Affleck's birthday strikes again


It happened again: a bizarre Red Sox defeat on August 15th.

Red Sox vs. Astros: Dustin Pedroia plays


One day after hitting a foul ball off his foot, Dustin Pedroia is in the lineup for Boston.


Game 121: Red Sox vs. Astros

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Minor lines: Barnes found after 2-years missing


Matt Barnes went missing at the end of 2012. Now, suddenly, he's burst back onto the scene with four straight strong starts in Pawtucket.

Red Sox ride seven-run sixth to victory


The Red Sox fell behind early, but came through with a huge seventh inning to down the Astros 9-4.


Game 120: Red Sox vs. Astros

I'll just drop these here, given the lack of a unique lineup post today. The big news is that the hand contusion that kept Cespedes from finishing Wednesday's game against the Reds is not...

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Pedro wants Clemens in Hall of Fame


Next year will almost certainly mark Pedro Martinez' election into Cooperstown. He doesn't think he should be the only former Red Sox elected, either.

Sox want Stanton, but Cespedes won't get him


Everyone knows the Red Sox want Giancarlo Stanton, but it seems there might be some confusion as to what the Marlins would be looking for in a trade.

Red Sox minor lines: Lower levels run wild


Pawtucket was relatively quiet, but the lower levels were running all over the place in a 6-1 day for the farm system.

Another day, another game-winning homer


The Red Sox got another game-winning homer Wednesday afternoon, this time off the bat of Mike Napoli.


Game 119: Red Sox vs. Reds

I understand the concept of the getaway game. I do. I understand the concept of midweek day baseball on said getaway days. But 12:35 baseball always throws me for a loop. Which is why this thread...

Red Sox vs. Reds: The replacements


The Red Sox aren't exactly putting their best foot forward Wednesday afternoon. And...that might not be a bad thing.

Red Sox minor lines: An ideal game in Greenville


It was a good day in the minor leagues for the Red Sox, but nowhere better than Greenville.

Red Sox 3, Reds 2: Cespedes saves the day...again


The Red Sox got Yoenis Cespedes to hit the ball a long way. For the second straight game, he did just that.


Game 118: Red Sox vs. Reds

Wooo Damn only 45 more games to live through enjoy.

Red Sox vs. Reds: Boston brings the big bat


He's 1-for-2 in a Red Sox uniform!

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Red Sox vs. Reds: Questions and answers


There's around 50 days to go in the 2014 season. 50 days in which to answer quite a few questions that could confuse the 2014-2015 offseason.

Red Sox minor lines: Early picks stand out


Boston's first picks in the 2014 draft have started to turn it on in the low minors.

Minor lines: Marrero rebounds, Ball rolls on


It hasn't been all sunshine in Pawtucket for Deven Marrero, but the clouds may have broken on Sunday.

Red Sox 3, Angels 1: Cespedes' one swing lifts Sox


One blast from Yoenis Cespedes was all it took for the Red Sox to earn a series win over the Angels Sunday afternoon.


Game 117: Red Sox vs. Angels


Red Sox vs. Angels: And we head to inning 30...


The Red Sox are playing again, which seems odd since it's not a doubleheader and it seems like they just finished playing their last game.

Red Sox minor lines: Manuel Margot on a tear


The South Atlantic League has no answer for Manuel Margot so far in August.

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